Build A LOCKSS Box

We recommend installing the LOCKSS software on a dedicated server or a virtual machine. We provide the LOCKSS software integrated with a Linux installation based on CentOS 6.

LOCKSS was previously provided on an OpenBSD based platform; support for this platform has ceased. LOCKSS is now supported on a Linux based platform. The Stanford LOCKSS staff will help you plan for your Linux installation including data transition and hardware identification. Please contact us.

Installing LOCKSS. We provide a step-by-step installation guide and a customized Linux installation CD that contains everything you need to get started with LOCKSS:

Installation Guide: LOCKSS-Linux-Install
Installation CD: LOCKSS Installation CD (ISO)

SHA1: f781081be931412259ce4641c0aad29a79004138
MD5: 374020ceb3c2651f3d21a640c422ce26

LOCKSS OpenBSD to Linux Content Transition. If you are upgrading your LOCKSS Box from OpenBSD to Linux, you should transfer the content on your OpenBSD box to your new Linux box. You may transition content data using the typical “network” method or the specialized “disk-to-disk” method. The tools for both methods are included on the Transition CD:

Network Method Guide: LOCKSS Network Transition (PDF)
Disk-to-Disk Method Guide: LOCKSS-Disk-To-Disk-Transfer-Guide (PDF)
Transition CD: LOCKSS Transition CD (ISO)

SHA1: 8ecf8242287a9c0219213f6f0c9a7d406002ac8e
MD5: fff86f8b2f1298de3fcf7c0a76fd2d56

Support. If you need assistance at any point with the LOCKSS on Linux installation or LOCKSS OpenBSD to Linux data transition, please contact us.